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Registered Sex Offender and Co-Conspirators Indicted in Alleged Prostitution Ring

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

PHOENIX – As January marked Human Trafficking Awareness month across the country, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury indicted Joel Davis-Covington on charges of conspiracy, illegally conducting an enterprise, money laundering in the second degree, transporting persons for the purpose of prostitution, and receiving earnings of a prostitute. His co-conspirators, Tiffany Washington and Jahlia Yates, were indicted on similar charges.

Four Tucson “Get Money Gang” Members Plead Guilty to Involvement in Drive-By Shootings

Defendant had video of fourth shooting where bullets hit child’s window

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Tucson gang member, Marc Anthony Hatter, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in three drive-by shootings intended to increase the stature of a Tucson-area street gang.  Fellow gang members, Isaiah Nikko Meza, Israel Xavier Meza, who are brothers, and Erubiel Alexis Bojorquez have also pleaded guilty to multiple charges for their role in these drive-by shootings.

Attorney General Brnovich Announces $400,000 in Grants to Assist with First Responder PTSD and Mental Health

PHOENIX – Attorney General Brnovich announced that the Arizona Attorney General's Office is providing $400,000 in new community grant opportunities to support mental health programming and support services for first-responder professionals experiencing the effects of stress from traumatic incidents suffered in the line of duty.

Attorney General's Office Providing $300,000 in Community Grants to Survivors of Human Trafficking

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that the Arizona Attorney General's Office is providing $300,000 in new community grant opportunities to organizations that provide support services and shelter to survivors of human trafficking. During the 2019 legislative session, the Attorney General’s Office worked with Representative Shawnna Bolick to secure funding for the anti-trafficking grants.

Attorney General Brnovich Announces Settlement with Live Nation Regarding the Ticket Broker’s Consent Decree Anti-Competitive Violations

PHOENIX – Attorney General Brnovich announced today that the Department of Justice (DOJ), Arizona,  and several other States, negotiated an Amended Final Judgment with Live Nation after it was uncovered that Live Nation allegedly violated terms of a 2010 Consent Judgment by engaging in retaliation and conditioning activities. The Amended Final Judgment should be entered by the Judge in the near future. The Amended Final Judgment was filed Friday night.

Attorney General Brnovich Announces Phoenix’s Rideshare Fees Will Not Go Into Effect on February 1

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that the City of Phoenix agreed its new Sky Harbor rideshare ordinance will not go into effect until the Arizona Supreme Court has a chance to rule on the AG's Petition for Special Action challenging the constitutionality of the Ordinance. Today's stipulation with the Supreme Court will prevent the Ordinance from going into effect on February 1st.